Downloadable wall art: SA's favourite garden birds

It is my great pleasure to share the meticulous work-in-progress of my latest project: South Africa's favourite garden birds, now available as part of my downloadable wall art collection.

After a public vote by my loyal followers, the top three were the Southern Double-Collared Sunbird, the Crested Barbet and the charismatic Cape Robin-Chat.

I can't tell you how much fun it was creating these watercolour and pen illustrations. I'm tempted to immediately take on a few more! But alas, they will have to wait a while, as I have a few other projects that have already been waiting their turn for quite some time...

One can say that I had my "start" in birds - as a child, I used my dad's birding book as reference material to draw from. Yet another reason why I so loved creating these birdies. I also have three gorgeous indigenous SA flowers in the collection of downloadable wall art. In this blog post, I not only share the behind-the-scenes process of how the flowers were created, but also why downloadable art is the future!

You can see the entire collection of proudly South African, downloadable wall art here.

In the meantime, scroll through the creative process of creating my new SA garden birds:

 

pencil outline of cape robin-chat illustration

pen illustration of cape robin-chat

pen illustration of cape robin-chat by the happy struggling artist

details of pen illustration of south african garden bird

work in progress watercolour and pen bird

watercolour and pen cape robin-chat garden bird

details of watercolour and pen bird illustration

watercolour and pen illustration of cape robin-chat south african garden bird

work in progress pen illustration of sunbird

pen illustration of sunbird south africa

details of pen illustration of sunbird

painting a watercolour sunbird and flower

details of watercolour and pen illustration of double-collared sunbird

watercolour and pen illustration of southern double-collared sunbird

work in progress of pen illustration of crested barbet

pen illustration of crested barbet

details of pen illustration of crested barbet

work in progress of pen and watercolour crested barbet illustration

detail of pen and watercolour painting of crested barbet

pen and watercolour illustration of crested barbet garden bird

set of three pen and watercolour garden birds from south africa

 



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